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Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale - Stone Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 16
Gots: 63 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Stone Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 02-07-2011)
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Homebrew35, Dec 12, 2011
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ATXRyan, Nov 17, 2011
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jtk, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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revo, May 27, 2012
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SMM0606, Nov 23, 2011
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Miamilice, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

rrryanc, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Discordian, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

JustinMatthew, Dec 10, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

n2pux, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

bluesplit63, Dec 05, 2011
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of thebrood1987
4.83/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

It pours very nicely with an amazing ruby reddish brown color to it. Amazing smell for a scotch ale that isn't hopped up. I get all the typical smells of bready chocolate toffee and caramel malts but they are very rich smelling and I also get a noticeable sweetness and almost a soy sauce in the smell. I also get some of the alcohol on the smell and some subtle spicy earthy hops. The taste is just like the smell pretty much with amazing rich malt tastes but with an actual sweetness that compromises the whole body of the beer.

You get a slight spicy earthy hop on the back end which pops up there at the last minute after the attack of rich malty sweetness. Definitely not too sweet at all but it almost has a chocolate malt or milkshake taste to it as well. Not to say it stout like though in taste. You do get a little bit of that soy sauce taste that you get in the smell. I'm sure this is from all the malts and thick body coming together. It tastes awesome though and definitely isn't a bad taste at all. Best Scotch Ale I've ever had..too bad it's only a limited release.

thebrood1987, Jun 10, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

tsulli, Apr 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer was fantastic. I can't say anything about the appearance because I enjoyed it in the dark (in a cinema).
The smell was sweet and of prunes (as I find many scotch ales to be).
It was a thick, sweet, deliciously malty beer with a wee bit of hops to add some balance, but certainly not enough to take away from the sweetness. And I thought that was a great idea. Let all the maltiness and the sweetness come through. I'm a big fan of that. It was a wonderful brew.

ElCommodoro, Jul 18, 2011
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4.64/5  rDev +20.8%

pkkosmatka, Sunday at 01:04 AM
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4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from 2/2011 notes. Poured into a MacAndrew's thistle glass. Pours a ruby orange amber. Thin head and some lacing. Caramel malt and light fruit aroma, nice. Flavor is sweet caramel malt, bready malts, some dark and light fruit, a hint of chocolate. This tastes as if it has already aged for a year or two, very mellow and well integrated. Medium bodied, almost creamy. A very nice, mellow scotch ale.

LiquidAmber, Mar 31, 2012
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4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Deep amber to amber brown.

Smell: Lightly roasted chocolate maltiness with a hint of toffee.

Taste: Whoppers! Malted milk and caramel.

Mouthfeel: Nice steady carbonation keeps the flavor and aromas lively.

Drinkability: I feel this is one of my favorite Scotch Ales I've tried. Excellent job on this colaboration.

cyrock1, Mar 12, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Had on tap at Stone's Winter Storm event. I'd like to mention that this was a collaboration beer with Pizza Port in Carlsbad and Green Flashing brewing co. in Vista (All by San Diego if you're not from around here). Sometimes a scotch ale can be a little too overwhelming for me, but this beer was so smooth! A must if you can get your hands on a bottle ($3 bucks for a 12 oz.- kinda pricey). I hope they keep brewing it instead of having it as a special session ale!

joshuasamantha, Mar 13, 2011
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4.55/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: A nice dark ruby red color, very clear, a decent whitish head leaving no lacing.

Smell: Smokey malts with a nice earthiness to it

Taste: Smokey malts, really very malty. Earthiness, bread, hints of caramel. It has some sweetness with some rounding out bitterness. The abv is well hidden

Mouthfeel: Thin to medium body, thinner than expected, medium carbonation level.

Drinkability: Drinks easy, but not a chugger.

Overall, this was quite excellent, and I'm sad that, like Ommegang's Kup O'Kyndness, this is another excellent Scotch style ale that was limited production. Might have to go find more than just the two bottles I picked up. And, its also interesting to see something that Stone was involved in that isn't hoppy.

MadCat, Mar 14, 2011
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Green Flash / Pizza Port / Stone Highway 78 Scotch Ale from Stone Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.